Summary: I would not have bought this computer. First off, I hate Windows 8.1. It is so confusing. Why can't a laptop be a laptop? Why does it have to function like a tablet? All I wanted was to turn on my computer and have it go to my desktop, not to "Pins". Very frustrating. If you install a program called StartMenu8, you will be able to turn your computer into Windows 7, so therefore acts like a real laptop with touchscreen technology.
Summary: Bought the Inspiron 14 5000 for my daughter to use for school. The processor seems very slow, the wifi is almost unusable. If I'm in the same room as my router the wifi mostly works. If I move even one room away it times out, fails to load pages, etc. We have two other laptops, 2-3 year old that work fine in the same location.
Summary: Purchased the lowest configuration possible (Intel i3, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD) and has more than enough power for my needs. Also got $100 off the final price ($50 instant discount and $50 email coupon) so very happy with the value.
Summary: I've had this computer for about 2 weeks now. I like the design, it's sleek, light, and very nice looking. It's performance is underpar however. I spent an extra $300 or so on this model over the regular inspiron models hoping for better performance.
Excerpt: Even though this computer is a power house, it lacked a CD/DVD player. I can understand smaller computers not having a CD/DVD player but not one this large. Got it to make presentations. Had to take back and get a larger screen that had CD/DVD. Two years ago got a Dell 14" computer that came with a CD/DVD player. Not sure why they aren't including it now.